When Sir Bobby Robson was managing the club, Freddy Shepherd was the Newcastle Chairman and John Carver was Bobby’s assistant manager, and the team did very well over five years from 1999.
Freddy Shepherd – former Newcastle Chairman
The only poor year was in Bobby’s second season, when we had a lot of injuries including striker Alan Shearer being out for most of the season – but in the next season we finished in 4th place in the Premier League with 71 points.
The Former Newcastle United Chairman has today called on Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to give Geordie John Carver the head coach’s position on a full-time basis.
This is what Freddie ha said this morning on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show:
“I just hope John gets the job. I think he is worth giving him the chance.” “He is an experienced guy, he is a Geordie, and I think he should be given the chance.”
“It would be good for the club and good for the country, because we are getting too many European managers in.”
Not many Newcastle fans want John in as the new head coach – maybe because he’s untested at the highest levels and it would be a big risk?
But whoever is appointed as the new head coach he will need the support from the fans, because whoever it is he will want to do very well in the job – and that’s what the fans also want.
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